Historical Events in July 1964

Music releaseMusic Recording

Jul 2 Cilla Black records Beatle's "Its For You", Paul McCartney plays piano

Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney
Musician & member of the Beatles
Paul McCartney
  • Jul 2 Grand jury indicts Beckwith in murder of Medger Evers

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 2 US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs Civil Rights Act & Voting Rights Act into law

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 3 78th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roy Emerson beats Stolle (64 12-10 46 63)

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 4 71st Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Maria Bueno beats Margaret Court (64 79 63)

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno
  • Jul 4 Beachboys' "I Get Around" reaches #1
  • Jul 6 Beatles' film "Hard Day's Night" premieres in London
  • Jul 6 Malawi (formerly Nyasaland) declares independence from UK
  • Jul 7 35th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-4 at Shea Stadium, New York
  • Jul 7 All star MVP: John Callison (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • Jul 10 Jesus Alou is 1st Giant in 40 years to get 6 hits in a game
  • Jul 10 Moise Tsjombe becomes premier of Congo
  • Jul 10 Moïse-Kapenda Tshombé, leader of the Confederation of Tribal Associations of Katanga, becomes the Prime Minister of the Congo
  • Jul 10 93rd British Golf Open: Tony Lema shoots a 279 at St Andrews

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 12 19th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • Jul 14 Oriole Bob Johnson's 6th straight hit as a pinch hitter
  • Jul 14 51st Tour de France won by Jacques Anquetil of France
  • Jul 15 Barry M Goldwater (Sen-R-Az) nominated for president by Republicans
  • Jul 16 Republican convention selects Barry Goldwater as presidential candidate
  • Jul 17 Don Campbell sets record for turbine vehicle, 690.91 kph (429.31 mph)
  • Jul 17 Great Britain performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 17 ANC leader Nelson Mandela, recently sentenced to life imprisonment, is awarded the Joliot Curie Gold Medal for Peace

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • Jul 18 Race riot in Harlem (NYC); riots spread to Bedford-Stuyvesant (Bkln)
  • Jul 19 46th PGA Championship: Bobby Nichols shoots a 271 at Columbus CC Ohio
  • Jul 19 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Yankee Women's Golf Open
  • Jul 19 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Jul 20 1st surfin' record to go #1-Jan & Dean's "Surf City"
  • Jul 20 Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 10th String quartet
  • Jul 21 Arnold Long takes 11 catches in the match for Surrey v Sussex
  • Jul 21 Mildred Simpson runs female world record marathon (3:19:33)
  • Jul 21 Last Dutch whaling ship Willem Barents Sea sold to Japan
  • Jul 21 Race riots in Singapore between Chinese and Malay groups, 23 killed, 454 injured
  • Jul 23 As' Bert Campaneris HRs on 1st pitch, hits a 2nd HR on 2nd at bat
  • Jul 23 Egyptian munition ship "Star of Alexandria" explodes at dockside in Bone, Algeria. 100 die, 160 injured, $20 million damage
  • Jul 24 -27) race riot in Rochester, New York, 4 killed
  • Jul 25 "Here's Love" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 338 performances
  • Jul 25 Beatles' album "A Hard Day's Night" goes #1 & stays #1 for 14 weeks
  • Jul 25 Bob Simpson out for 311 at Old Trafford
  • Jul 25 Race riot in Rochester NY
  • Jul 26 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Women's Golf Open
  • Jul 26 Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa convicted of fraud & conspiracy
  • Jul 26 Train from Povoa de Varzin, Portugal derails near Oporto, 94 die
  • Jul 26 US union leader James Hoffa sentenced for fraud
  • Jul 28 England all out 611 in reply to Australia's 8-656 Match a draw
  • Jul 28 Ranger 7 launched toward the Moon; sent back 4308 TV pictures
  • Jul 30 US naval fire on Hon Ngu/Hon Mo, North Vietnam
  • Jul 31 Al Parker glides 644 miles without a motor
  • Jul 31 Rolling Stone concert in Ireland halts after 12 minutes due to riot
  • Jul 31 US Ranger 7 takes 4,316 pictures before crashing on Moon